Technical Amendments to the Export Administration Regulations: Export Control Classification Number 0Y521 Series Supplement-Extension of Software Specially Designed To Automate the Analysis of Geospatial Imagery Classification, 461-462 [2020-28776]

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(k) Material Incorporated by Reference None. Issued on December 28, 2020. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2021–00053 Filed 1–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security 15 CFR Part 774 [Docket No. 201215–0342] RIN 0694–AH89 Technical Amendments to the Export Administration Regulations: Export Control Classification Number 0Y521 Series Supplement—Extension of Software Specially Designed To Automate the Analysis of Geospatial Imagery Classification Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Interim final rule; technical amendment. AGENCY: On January 6, 2020, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to add Software Specially Designed to Automate the Analysis of Geospatial Imagery to the 0Y521 Temporary Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCN) Series as 0D521. In this action BIS extends that status for a year pursuant to the 0Y521 series extension procedures. DATES: This rule is effective January 6, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aaron Amundson, Director, Information jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:19 Jan 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 Technology Division, Office of National Security and Technology Transfer Controls, at email Aaron.Amundson@ bis.doc.gov or by phone at (202) 482– 5299. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 6, 2020, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) with an interim final rule to add Software Specially Designed to Automate the Analysis of Geospatial Imagery to the 0Y521 Temporary Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCN) Series as 0D521. More specifically, the software was described as Geospatial imagery ‘‘software’’ ‘‘specially designed’’ for training a Deep Convolutional Neural Network to automate the analysis of geospatial imagery and point clouds. See 85 FR 459. BIS established the ECCN 0Y521 series in a final rule published April 13, 2012 (72 FR 22191) (hereinafter ‘‘April 13 rule’’) to identify items that warrant control on the Commerce Control List (CCL) but are not yet identified in an existing ECCN. Items in the 0Y521 series of ECCNs are added upon a determination by the Department of Commerce, with the concurrence of the Departments of Defense and State, and other agencies as appropriate, that the items warrant control for export because the items may provide a significant military or intelligence advantage to the United States or because foreign policy reasons justify control. The ECCN 0Y521 series is a temporary holding classification. Under the procedures established in the April 13 rule and codified at § 742.6(a)(8)(iii) of the EAR, items classified under ECCN 0Y521 remain so classified for one year from the date they are listed in supplement no. 5 to part 774 of the EAR, unless the items are re-classified under a different ECCN or the 0Y521 classification is extended. BIS may extend an item’s ECCN 0Y521 classification for two one-year periods, provided that the U.S. Government has submitted a proposal to the relevant multilateral regime(s) (e.g., the Wassenaar Arrangement) to obtain multilateral controls over the item, with the understanding that multilateral controls are preferable when practical. Further extension beyond three years may occur only if the Under Secretary for Industry and Security makes a determination that such extension is in the national security or foreign policy interest of the United States. Any extension or re-extension of control of PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 461 an ECCN 0Y521 item, including the determination by the Under Secretary, shall be published in the Federal Register. In this action, BIS extends the status of an item classified under a 0Y521 ECCN for a year consistent with procedures that allow such an extension. Specifically, in this case the U.S. Government submitted a proposal for multilateral control of the 0D521 software specially designed to automate the analysis of geospatial imagery, as described in the January 6, 2020 interim final rule, to the relevant multilateral regime (the Wassenaar Arrangement) in a timely manner, within the first year of the item’s 0D521 classification. However, due to the pandemic, the regime did not convene and therefore did not consider acceptance of the proposal. An extension of time is appropriate in order for the U.S. Government to continue its effort at the Wassenaar Arrangement in 2021. Export Control Reform Act of 2018 On August 13, 2018, the President signed into law the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, which included the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (ECRA) (50 U.S.C. 4801–4852) that provides the legal basis for BIS’s principal authorities and serves as the authority under which BIS issues this rule. Rulemaking Requirements 1. Executive Orders 13563 and 12866 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distribute impacts, and equity). Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This interim final rule has been designated to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866. The requirements of Executive Order 13771 do not apply because the rule is not significant. 2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor is subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information, subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (PRA), unless that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number. This rule does not involve any collection of information. E:\FR\FM\06JAR1.SGM 06JAR1 462 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 6, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 3. This rule does not contain policies associated with Federalism as that term is defined under Executive Order 13132. 4. Pursuant to section 1762 of ECRA (see 50 U.S.C. 4821), this action is exempt from the Administrative Procedure Act requirements (under 5 U.S.C. 553) for notice of proposed rulemaking, opportunity for public participation, and delay in effective date. This rule only updates Supplement No. 5 to Part 774 to the EAR by extending the date of the period of validity of 0D521 software in Supplement No. 5 to Part 774 for one year. This revision is merely technical and in accordance with established 0Y521 ECCN series procedure and purpose, which was proposed to the public and subject of comment. This rule clarifies information, which serves to avoid confusing readers about the 0D521 item’s status. It does not alter any right, obligation or prohibition that applies to any person under the EAR. 5. Because a notice of proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for public comment are not required to be given for this rule by 5 U.S.C. 553, or by any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., are not applicable. Accordingly, no regulatory flexibility analysis is required, and none has been prepared. List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 774 Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Accordingly, part 774 of the Export Administration Regulations (15 CFR parts 730 through 774) is amended as follows: 1. The authority citation for part 774 continues to read as follows: ■ jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4801–4852; 50 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 10 U.S.C. 8720; 10 U.S.C. 8730(e); 22 U.S.C. 287c, 22 U.S.C. 3201 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6004; 42 U.S.C. 2139a; 15 U.S.C. 1824; 50 U.S.C. 4305; 22 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 7210; E.O. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 228; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783. [Amended] 2. In Supplement No. 5 to part 774, amend the table, under the heading ‘‘0D521. Software’’ entry No 1, by ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:19 Jan 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 Matthew S. Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 3 (Wednesday, January 6, 2021)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 461-462]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-28776]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security

15 CFR Part 774

[Docket No. 201215-0342]
RIN 0694-AH89


Technical Amendments to the Export Administration Regulations: 
Export Control Classification Number 0Y521 Series Supplement--Extension 
of Software Specially Designed To Automate the Analysis of Geospatial 
Imagery Classification

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

ACTION: Interim final rule; technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: On January 6, 2020, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) 
amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to add Software 
Specially Designed to Automate the Analysis of Geospatial Imagery to 
the 0Y521 Temporary Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCN) Series 
as 0D521. In this action BIS extends that status for a year pursuant to 
the 0Y521 series extension procedures.

DATES: This rule is effective January 6, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aaron Amundson, Director, Information 
Technology Division, Office of National Security and Technology 
Transfer Controls, at email [email protected] or by phone at 
(202) 482-5299.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On January 6, 2020, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) 
amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) with an interim 
final rule to add Software Specially Designed to Automate the Analysis 
of Geospatial Imagery to the 0Y521 Temporary Export Control 
Classification Numbers (ECCN) Series as 0D521. More specifically, the 
software was described as Geospatial imagery ``software'' ``specially 
designed'' for training a Deep Convolutional Neural Network to automate 
the analysis of geospatial imagery and point clouds. See 85 FR 459.
    BIS established the ECCN 0Y521 series in a final rule published 
April 13, 2012 (72 FR 22191) (hereinafter ``April 13 rule'') to 
identify items that warrant control on the Commerce Control List (CCL) 
but are not yet identified in an existing ECCN. Items in the 0Y521 
series of ECCNs are added upon a determination by the Department of 
Commerce, with the concurrence of the Departments of Defense and State, 
and other agencies as appropriate, that the items warrant control for 
export because the items may provide a significant military or 
intelligence advantage to the United States or because foreign policy 
reasons justify control. The ECCN 0Y521 series is a temporary holding 
classification.
    Under the procedures established in the April 13 rule and codified 
at Sec.  742.6(a)(8)(iii) of the EAR, items classified under ECCN 0Y521 
remain so classified for one year from the date they are listed in 
supplement no. 5 to part 774 of the EAR, unless the items are re-
classified under a different ECCN or the 0Y521 classification is 
extended.
    BIS may extend an item's ECCN 0Y521 classification for two one-year 
periods, provided that the U.S. Government has submitted a proposal to 
the relevant multilateral regime(s) (e.g., the Wassenaar Arrangement) 
to obtain multilateral controls over the item, with the understanding 
that multilateral controls are preferable when practical. Further 
extension beyond three years may occur only if the Under Secretary for 
Industry and Security makes a determination that such extension is in 
the national security or foreign policy interest of the United States. 
Any extension or re-extension of control of an ECCN 0Y521 item, 
including the determination by the Under Secretary, shall be published 
in the Federal Register.
    In this action, BIS extends the status of an item classified under 
a 0Y521 ECCN for a year consistent with procedures that allow such an 
extension. Specifically, in this case the U.S. Government submitted a 
proposal for multilateral control of the 0D521 software specially 
designed to automate the analysis of geospatial imagery, as described 
in the January 6, 2020 interim final rule, to the relevant multilateral 
regime (the Wassenaar Arrangement) in a timely manner, within the first 
year of the item's 0D521 classification. However, due to the pandemic, 
the regime did not convene and therefore did not consider acceptance of 
the proposal. An extension of time is appropriate in order for the U.S. 
Government to continue its effort at the Wassenaar Arrangement in 2021.

Export Control Reform Act of 2018

    On August 13, 2018, the President signed into law the John S. 
McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, which 
included the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (ECRA) (50 U.S.C. 4801-
4852) that provides the legal basis for BIS's principal authorities and 
serves as the authority under which BIS issues this rule.

Rulemaking Requirements

    1. Executive Orders 13563 and 12866 direct agencies to assess all 
costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public 
health and safety effects, distribute impacts, and equity). Executive 
Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and 
benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting 
flexibility. This interim final rule has been designated to be not 
significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866. The requirements of 
Executive Order 13771 do not apply because the rule is not significant.
    2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is 
required to respond to, nor is subject to a penalty for failure to 
comply with a collection of information, subject to the requirements of 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (PRA), 
unless that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB 
control number. This rule does not involve any collection of 
information.

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    3. This rule does not contain policies associated with Federalism 
as that term is defined under Executive Order 13132.
    4. Pursuant to section 1762 of ECRA (see 50 U.S.C. 4821), this 
action is exempt from the Administrative Procedure Act requirements 
(under 5 U.S.C. 553) for notice of proposed rulemaking, opportunity for 
public participation, and delay in effective date. This rule only 
updates Supplement No. 5 to Part 774 to the EAR by extending the date 
of the period of validity of 0D521 software in Supplement No. 5 to Part 
774 for one year. This revision is merely technical and in accordance 
with established 0Y521 ECCN series procedure and purpose, which was 
proposed to the public and subject of comment. This rule clarifies 
information, which serves to avoid confusing readers about the 0D521 
item's status. It does not alter any right, obligation or prohibition 
that applies to any person under the EAR.
    5. Because a notice of proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for 
public comment are not required to be given for this rule by 5 U.S.C. 
553, or by any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., are not applicable. 
Accordingly, no regulatory flexibility analysis is required, and none 
has been prepared.

List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 774

    Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Accordingly, part 774 of the Export Administration Regulations (15 
CFR parts 730 through 774) is amended as follows:

PART 774--THE COMMERCE CONTROL LIST

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1. The authority citation for part 774 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4801-4852; 50 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.; 50 
U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 10 U.S.C. 8720; 10 U.S.C. 8730(e); 22 U.S.C. 
287c, 22 U.S.C. 3201 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6004; 42 U.S.C. 2139a; 15 
U.S.C. 1824; 50 U.S.C. 4305; 22 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 7210; 
E.O. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 228; E.O. 13222, 66 
FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783.


Supplement No. 5 to Part 774  [Amended]

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2. In Supplement No. 5 to part 774, amend the table, under the heading 
``0D521. Software'' entry No 1, by revising the date in the third 
column to read: ``January 6, 2022''.

Matthew S. Borman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-28776 Filed 1-5-21; 8:45 am]
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